Noble Path

Private Investor -Student Lending Program

To maintain our institutional independence, we do not accept federal student aid.  Thus, we have developed a private investor- student lending program through gifts from generous donors that believe in the principals that define and exemplified the Industrial Arts Institute since its founding.

These supporters GIVE  because they believe in our vision to build a professional trades workforce utilizing a new education model standard that develops students with time honored training and connects talent with industry.

Students will need to fill out a form, but many families find that the Noble Path application and selection process is far simpler to fill out and less invasive than other Lending Applications or Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) documents.

Annual Percentage Rate
3.5%
Loan Use
Tuition Only
Up Front Costs:
Minimum Down payment-$500.00
Term of Contract
Up to 60 months
First payment not due till 45 days after graduation

Application Deadlines
For August Cohort- Application due by May 30th
For January Cohort- Application DUE by September 30th

Application

Veteran Benefits / GI Bill®

Apply Your VA Education Benefits Toward a Career in Welding!

We are pleased to announce that the Michigan State Approving Agency, Department of Education has approved the Industrial Arts Institute to train VA eligible students for our Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program.

Getting Started As A Student

Service members, veterans and their beneficiaries can apply to determine their VA Education Benefits using the Veterans On-Line Application. Then apply to IAI for a Comprehensive Industrial Welding program using the On-line Application and submit VA Form 2384- Notice of Basic Eligibility to IAI.

Transferability

Do you have unused VA Education Benefits? Did you know you can transfer unused benefits to a spouse or child? To determine if you are eligible for transferring benefits, click the link below.

Transfering VA Benefits

TJ Reeves Memorial

Industrial Arts Institute Skilled Trades Scholarship

Todd (T.J.) James Albert Reeves unexpectedly departed from our lives Thursday, January 28th, 2016. T.J. was born on April 18th, 1990 in Petoskey. There, he attended school and participated in multiple sports throughout the years. He was an incredibly kind-hearted person who loved everyone. As a truly genuine and compassionate person, T.J. walked this earth with strength and stability that could only be admired. His family near and far are, and will always be, so proud of the man he grew to become.  To honor TJ’s memory, a memorial fund that provides college & trade school funding to deserving students was established.

Two (2) $1000.00 scholarships are available to students who pursue skilled trades training in our 19 week Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program at the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway, Michigan in January and August of each year.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must demonstrate the attributes that TJ embraced throughout his life; strong work ethic, determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of his goals.

Application Process:

To apply for the Scholarship,

  • Complete an on-line application to the Industrial Arts Institute for a Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program. HTTP://IAIWORKS.COM/WELDING/
  • Complete the TJ Reeves Memorial-IAI Scholarship Application http://iaiworks.com/financingscholarships-housing/financing-and-scholarships/
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from an adult mentor
  • Provide high school and/or college transcripts
  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide an essay describing what your greatest successes are and how you achieved them? And what your projected goals are for the next three to five years?

Email Application & applicable documents to:
Industrial Arts Institute- Student Services Department;
Mark Dombroski – Executive Director – iaidirector@iaiworks.com
Tammi Ward – Operations & Student Services Manager – tward@iaiworks.com

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Industrial Arts Institute FIRST Scholarship

(FIRST) For Inspiration & Recognition Of Science & Technology

Two $6000.00 Scholarships are available to students who have participated in FIRST and who intend to pursue post-secondary training in our 19 week Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program at the Industrial Arts Institute in Onaway, Michigan which begin in January and August of each year.

https://www.firstinspires.org/scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • Have participated on a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) or a FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) Team during high school.
  • Have completed an on-line application to the Industrial Arts Institute- for a Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program. APPLY HERE!

Application Process

To apply for the Scholarship, complete and send the application package including:

  • A completed Scholarship Application
  • A letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team or a letter of recommendation from a teacher/guidance counselor
  • High School transcripts AND a current Resume
  • An essay describing, why you would like to attend the Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program at the Industrial Arts Institute.
  • Verification of a completed on-line application to the Industrial Arts Institute- for a Comprehensive Industrial Welding Program. APPLY HERE!

Email Application and applicable documents to:

Industrial Arts Institute- Student Services Department

Mark Dombroski – Executive Director
(989) 733-4369 Ex. 203 – iaidirector@iaiworks.com

Tammi Ward – Operations & Student Services Manager
(989) 733-4369 Ex. 202 – tward@iaiworks.com

APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY OR BEFORE APRIL 13TH.

Scholarship Application

IAI / North Central Partnership

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID OPTION

IAI / North Central Associates of Welding Student Enrollment Steps:

  • Complete Application for BOTH the Industrial Arts Institute Basic Welding AND CIW100 courses online.
  • Apply to North Central Michigan College’s Associate of Welding program.
  • Complete your FAFSA using North Central’s Federal Code – 002299
  • Each Semester that you are enrolled at IAI:
    – You must contact Virginia Panoff at the North Central Financial Aid Office to update and sign the Student Contractual Agreement Authorization Form
    – North Central will calculate your financial aid for the semester based upon your concurrent enrollment at North Central and IAI
    – Financial Aid for students enrolled with IAI will be provided for the North Central Fall and Winter semesters only:
    Fall Semester Dates = September – December
    Winter Semester Dates = January – May
    – Students that are using their financial aide refund to pay their  balance at IAI will be responsible for paying IAI directly with these funds. North Central does not send any of your refund to IAI on your behalf.

IAI Contact Person:
Tammi Ward (989) 733-4369 tward@iaiworks.com

North Central Michigan College Contact Person:
Virginia Panoff (231) 348-6698 vpanoff@ncmich.edu

CLICK TO VIEW WELDING: ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE FLYER

Professional Trades Scholarship Fund

Straits Area Community Foundation Scholarship / CFNEM Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for a graduate (any year) from a high school in the counties of Montmorency, Presque Isle, or Cheboygan, studying in the areas of welding, machining, electrical, or automotive. No minimum GPA required. For study at any school in Michigan.

APPLY FOR PROFESSIONAL TRADE SCHOLARSHIP
(This link will re-direct you to www.cfnem.org where you will need to complete the AwardSpring Online Scholarship Form for this scholarship.)

Deadline: April 1
Eligibility requirements:

  • You are a graduate (any year) from a high school in the counties of Montmorency, Presque Isle, or Cheboygan, studying in the areas of welding, machining, electrical, or automotive.
  • You have a teacher recommendation as part of your application.
  • You are studying at any school in Michigan. (There is no minimum GPA required.)

 

Awakon Federal Credit Union

Consumer Loan - Education Expenses

Financing your education can be done locally through the Awakon Federal Credit Union. Applicants can apply using Awakon Federal Credit Unions on line application. Choose “Consumer Loan” for Loan Type and then click “Education Expenses” for purpose of loan. Students can also apply in person at any of Awakon’s locations in Onaway, Indian River, Wolverine and Gaylord.

For more information, visit www.awakonfcu.net.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant

Michigan Works!

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact your local MI Works! Office for information on how you can apply for a WIOA Grant today.

For more information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant, visit http://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/Overview.cfm.

The Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset

The Baiardi Family Foundation Scholarship / Frey Foundation Scholarship

The Baiardi Family Foundation in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset is offering $2,000 scholarships to eligible Emmet County Students for the Industrial Arts Institute (IAI) in Onaway, MI. Among other features of this program, successful students will graduate as a certified welder. Baiardi Family Foundation Scholarship Application

The Frey Foundation in conjunction with the The Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset is offering, $1,000, one year vocational education scholarships, three of which are funded by the Frey Foundation and administered by Sunset Rotary. These scholarships are available to students in the Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Alanson areas.
Frey Foundation Scholarship Application

For additional information on the Rotary Club of Little Traverse Bay Sunset, visit http://ismyrotaryclub.org/Story/more.cfm?StoryID=11510

Inland Lakes Educational Foundation (ILEF)

Scholarship Program

The Inland Lakes Educational Foundation is organized to seek contributions and to provide a source of funding for educational programs, activities and events for the enrichment and benefit of the Inland Lakes School students. Scholarships for both vocational and academic studies are awarded to graduates of Inland Lakes Schools who are pursued career goals ranging from nursing to engineering to vocational careers.

For more information on The Inland Lakes Educational Foundation (ILEF), visit http://www.inlandlakes.org/node/103.

To apply, contact Beth Fairbanks via email or phone:  231-238- 6868 ext. 145.

Want to know more?

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments about financing your education and current scholarship opportunitites.

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